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We offer treatment for a variety of specialty conditions including Dry Eye and Irlen Syndrome.

dry eye syndrome

Are your eyes feeling dry or irritated? You could be suffering from Dry Eye Syndrome (DES). Dry Eye is a very common condition and is also easily resolved, with proper diagnosis and treatment.

Affecting 20% of adults in New Zealand (and Australia), dry eye can be both frustrating and irritating, especially when it interferes with your day-to-day activities.

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“Dry Eye Syndrome can be a part of the natural ageing process (especially during menopause in women); a side effect of many medications (including the oral contraceptive), or the result of living in a dry or windy climate.”

What exactly is dry eye?

Dry eye is a broad term describing any range of factors that reduce the volume of tears in the eye. Tears protect the front of the eye, providing lubrication and nutrients to the cornea and creating a smooth front surface for clear vision. They consist of a watery layer to keep the eyes moisturized with an oily layer on top. The oily layer is particularly important for maintaining a smooth surface for consistent vision, and preventing excessive tear evaporation. A reduction in the tear layer may be caused by blocked or poor performing oil glands.This is called Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (aka MGD).

Without good oils, the tears cannot lubricate the eye properly, causing symptoms which vary from a constant niggle, to severe irritation that affects your quality of life. This leads to dryness, irritation, redness and blurred vision.

  • Symptoms include
  • Red, irritated or watering eyes
  • Dry, scratchy or itchy eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Burning sensation
  • Sensitivity to bright light, cold wind or air conditioning
  • Discharge or crusting around your eyelids in the morning

Who’s at risk of getting dry eye?

Dry eye tends to affect females more than males, and can be part of the natural aging process (especially during menopause). As well as a side effect to many medications, including oral contraception.

People who have undergone cataract surgery, laser eye treatment or wear contact lenses may also suffer from this condition. If you have arthritis, asthma, gout, diabetes or if you are over 40 years old, you may also be prone to Dry Eye. Dry Eye Syndrome can also be symptomatic of some diseases including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and Sjögren’s syndrome.


While there are several ways to treat Dry Eye Syndrome, the most common treatment is the use of artificial tears. These contain oils similar to those produced by the Meibomian Glands and help prevent excessive tear evaporation. However the treatment is ongoing and requires the insertion of these artificial tears into the eye at regular intervals during the day – as frequently as every hour in extreme cases.

Although these artificial tears in most cases help alleviate the symptoms, they do nothing to treat the underlying cause of Dry Eye Syndrome, so the treatment is always ongoing. However this is all about to change.

Take the Dry Eye Self Test

If you answer yes to any of the following questions it is possible that you have Dry Eye Syndrome.

  • Do you have red eyes?
  • Do you have watery eyes?
    (these can be due to an ineffective tear film)
  • Do your eyes feel dry?
  • Do your eyes feel scratchy?
  • Do your eyes feel irritated?

New innovative treatment for dry eyes

A new innovative treatment using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) which directly affects the output of the Meibomian glands and subsequent improvement in the quality of the tears has just become available.

Several studies have shown that with just three IPL treatments, taking only three minutes per session, 86 to 90% of patients reported reduced symptoms and that the quality of the oil layer in their tears showed a measurable improvement. This is a non-invasive treatment which requires no special preparation prior to the IPL sessions, is relatively comfortable, and patients can immediately return to their normal lives. Except for the improvement of symptoms which in some cases is immediate, IPL treatment has no side-effects, is safe and has no long-term complications. The IPL device is medically certified for use in many countries around the world including Australasia.

FREE Dry Eye Assessment

Visique Total Vision is so excited about this new technology and how it is going to change the way we treat Dry Eye Syndrome that we are offering a FREE Dry Eye Assessment (normally worth $69) for a limited time.

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Myopia Control

The most common refractive error of the eye and is becoming more prevalent. A myopic, or short-sighted person, has trouble seeing clearly far away.

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An estimated 5 billion people, or half of the global population, could be affected by short-sightedness by 2050.

The incidence of myopia is expected to increase significantly as lifestyles change, with children taking part in more near-work activities like using digital devices, studying, reading, and spending less time outdoors. Hereditary, behavioural, and environmental factors also play a part.

What Is Myopia?

In myopia light comes to focus in front of the retina (back of the eye) instead of on the retina. This may occur for two reasons; either the focusing system (the lens and cornea) is too strong, or the eye is relatively too long.


Symptoms include

  • Struggling to see clearly at a distance
  • The need to squint the eyelids to see clearly
  • Headaches
  • Eyestrain


Who’s at risk of getting Myopia?

The exact cause of myopia is still not clearly understood. Fortunately, we are learning more and more and there are now treatment programmes which have been shown to slow the progression of myopia, especially in children.





There are a number of ways to correct myopia, which may involve spectacles, contact lenses, or refractive surgery. Each of these options focus the light on the retina, making the distance vision clear. In these cases, myopia is corrected but these treatments do not help to manage myopia by slowing down myopia progression.

When myopia increases by 1 diopter there is a 58% increased risk of future eye-related disease, meaning it is so important to manage myopia in children before this change can happen.

Treatment options for Myopia Control include

  • Orthokeratology, also referred to as Night lenses or Ortho-K, is the use of specially designed and fitted contact lenses to temporarily reshape the cornea to improve vision.
  • Atropine eye drops
  • Disposable soft contact lenses
  • Miyosmart spectacles lenses



New innovative treatment for Myopia

Myopia is best managed early on to avoid long-term vision issues. That’s why MiYOSMART spectacle lenses were developed specifically for kids. It is an innovative solution for slowing down myopia progression in an easy, safe, effective non-invasive way, so your child can race full-steam ahead.

The usage of the focus area and the defocus area provides clear vision and manages myopia simultaneously.

The results of a two-year clinical trial showed that daily use of MiYOSMART spectacle lenses slowed down myopia progression on average by 60% compared to wearing standard single vision lenses.

irlen syndrome

Backed by over 30 years of research, the Irlen Institute is the pioneer and global leader in the visual processing technology that has helped millions of adults and children around the world.

With over 170 Irlen Clinics in 46 countries around the world, Irlen is the original creator of coloured lens treatment for perceptual processing difficulties. The Irlen Method has earned millions of fans by providing a long-term, expertly developed solution to reading problems, headaches, light sensitivity, ADD and ADHD, autism and many other ailments by directly addressing a core problem: the brain’s inability to process visual information. If you or your child have been suffering then you deserve to know more about the most widely used, research-based, and most effective solution available to you.

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The symptoms of Irlen Syndrome are wide-ranging, but the solutions—Irlen coloured overlays and Irlen Spectral Filters (worn as either glasses or contact lenses)—are straightforward and available to you.

Irlen spectral filters address the underlying perceptual processing difficulties and light sensitivity that can contribute to reading difficulties, headaches, and attention difficulties. Irlen Syndrome also can play a role in the challenges experienced by many individuals who have been diagnosed with dyslexia, autism, concussion syndrome and traumatic brain injury, or who have a misdiagnosis of ADHD. You and your child deserve a treatment for ADD that is non-invasive, a solution for headaches that is immediate, an alternative treatment for autism that addresses sensory overload, and a successful way to combat the light sensitivity and physical symptoms caused by head injury. The Irlen Method is a straightforward solution that offers immediate results.

  • Symptoms include
  • Poor handwriting
  • Slow Reading
  • Poor depth perception (frequently bumping into things)
  • Poor concentration
  • Light sensitivity

While there are many different problems
—there is only one clear answer

For over 30 years the Irlen Method has delivered the right results for clients around the globe. Certified Irlen diagnosticians and screeners are available in over 45 countries to meet the growing demand for official Irlen Method treatments and products. We encourage you to contact a certified Irlen diagnostician to determine if Irlen Spectral Filters will provide the relief you have been waiting for. For decades, the Irlen Method, developed by Helen Irlen, has provided real solutions and direct relief for longstanding problems. Let Irlen show you how much better life can be.

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